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1998 Ford Windstar Recalls

RepairPal provides easy-to-read analysis of 12 official 1998 Ford Windstar recalls. Find out if your 1998 Ford Windstar needs service due to a recalled defect and learn how to fix it.

RepairPal Expert Overview on September 29, 2015

During a previous recall campaign, brackets were installed to secure the rear axle. These may have been installed incorrectly, resulting in a continued risk that the rear axle may fracture. If the rear axle fractures, vehicle handling would be affected and there would be an increased risk of a crash.


Recalls on your Ford must be performed by a Ford dealership. Ford will begin notifying known owners of affected vehicles in October 2015. If you do not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Ford dealerships. They will also check for any other uncompleted recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with.

RepairPal Expert Overview on April 30, 2012

Certain vehicles currently registered or originally sold in Virginia are being recalled because corrosion issues can cause cracking or complete fracture of the rear axle.

Ford will notify owners of affected vehicles beginning June 18, 2012. There may be no symptoms related to this recall. If don't receive notification and you feel you should have, please contact your dealer. It’s helpful to have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.

RepairPal Expert Overview on October 20, 2010
Summary on December 10, 2001
Summary on September 6, 2001
RepairPal Expert Overview on July 19, 2000
Summary on June 16, 1999
Summary on June 1, 1998
Summary on October 27, 1997
RepairPal Expert Overview on June 30, 1997